Margaret Houlihan & Dennis Holahan play a married couple in the episode. They were married in real life. They were married from 1983-1988.
Linda Evans & Lee Majors played a couple on the cruise. They both starred in the 1960's tv show "The Big Valley". Linda Evans played Audra Barkley. The only daughter of Victoria &, the late, Thomas Barkley. Lee Majors played the illegitimate son of Thomas Barkley. The show ran for 4 seasons from 1965-1969.
Gopher is promoted from assistant purser to chief purser.
Guest stars Dack Rambo and Timothy Patrick Murphy both died of AIDS, in 1994 and 1988, respectively.
As of this episode, Captain Stubing has been separated from his ex-wife, Stacy, for ten years, so they had been separated for eight years when she appeared in the series premiere.
Many scenes in this episode were filmed on a Princess cruise.
Robert Manden, Diana Canova and Robert Urich--who all appeared in his "Taking Sides" segment--appeared together on the ABC series "Soap" at the time this episode was aired.
In this episode Captain Stubing has a nephew, but in "Lonely at the Top/Divorce me, Please/Silent Night
he stated that his only family was his ex-wife, his father and his father's wife. No mention was made of a nephew.
This was Bob Crane's final acting role.
In this episode, when Burghoff's character (Donald Flanders)
manages to grab the phone away from the dog and run back
into the bathroom, the camera shows another phone on the table when Flanders is taking it in the bathroom.